September 21, 2016
Vice Chancellor Dr. Gopa Sabharwal and Mr. Chaitanya Prasad, Chief Executive Officer, Bihar Heritage Development Society cum Principal Secretary, Ministry of Art, Culture and Youth, Government of Bihar signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Rajgir Archaeological Survey Project (RASP) on September 21, 2016. The MoU was signed in the presence of Mr. Shiv Chandra Ram, Hon’ble Minister, Ministry of Art, Culture and Youth, Government of Bihar.
The project aims to do an archaeological survey of Rajgir to better understand the archaeological landscape of this historical city through available antiquarian remains. RASP will examine the multi-phased and multi-layered development of Rajgir as an urban, political and religious centre.
During the event, the Vice Chancellor said that multiple workshops will be held as part of the survey and the students and faculty members of the University will be encouraged to be part of this project. The findings of the project will be documented in the form of a monograph. Mr. Bijoy Kumar Choudhary, Executive Director of Bihar Heritage Development Society and Mr. K.Chandramoorthi, Finance Officer cum Officiating Registrar, Nalanda University were present during the event.
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